MagnuM Winchester Corn Burning Stove by American Energy Systems Inc.
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MagnuM Winchester Corn Burning Stove
Considered one of the most practical heating options on the market, the MagnuM Winchester Stove by American Energy Systems is truly the perfect choice for your garage, workshop, or any other outbuildings. With the MagnuM Winchester Stove being a simple exhaust venting system, it does not require any gas lines or very complicated electrical components, making it very easy to install! You can either do it yourself or consult someone else to install it for you.
With a 45-year time-tested technology for corn burning, pellet burning, and Flex-fuel combustion, getting yourself the MagnuM Winchester Stove will give you the ultimate peace of mind. Not only will the MagnuM Winchester family of renewable heating appliances complement your home with its modern nickel doors and classic gold trim, but with it being a great renewable heating appliance, you can always rely on it for its efficiency and safety.
What customers love the most about the MagnuM Winchester Stove is how easy it is to operate despite it having the latest Tri-level combustion technology. This stove even features an electronic control center and an optional self-ignition system. The optional auto ignition is perfect if you are burning a variety of Flex-fuels. You no longer have to turn your MagnuM Winchester Stove when there is a shortage of one fuel. Your MagnuM stove is capable enough to burn a variety of wood pellet, corn, or other biomass specialty fuels as well as traditional firewood without having any issues at all.
Your MagnuM Winchester Stove has proven its dependability over and over again for 42 years. The MagnuM Winchester Pedestal series offers sleek European styling with a variety of decor options. These corn stoves also highlight a large Pedestal ash pan and up to 68 pounds of fuel capacity. This is guaranteed to keep you warm for up to 56 hours between fuel loads while reducing your maintenance time to a minimum. If these are what you are looking for in a heating stove, then surely, the MagnuM Winchester is for you. Purchase your MagnuM Winchester Stove and you can start saving up on your heating bills!
Features and Benefits that Your MagnuM Pellet Stoves Offer:
Versatility - Since the MagnuM Winchester Stove is true corn, biomass, agri-fueling burning appliance, you have the option to choose your preferred fuel. Being not limited to particular fuels, the versatility of the MagnuM Winchester will also help in situations where there are few fuel options in your area or if only a certain fuel is available for you.
The most custom options in the industry - You can choose to have a Self-Ignition System to make things easier!
Large fire viewing area - The large arched door of the appliance will let you enjoy endless hours of being mesmerized by the intricate dancing of the fiery flames.
Environmentally friendly - Every MagnuM appliance is EPA status exempt. This simply means that it does not release any kind of harmful emissions into the environment. Everything you burn is natural renewable energy. Choosing renewable energy will always be the most responsible decision to make.
Supports local farmers and communities - You can express your support for the local farmers in your area by purchasing your fuel from them or your local granaries. This will also be a great help to your local community's economy.
Saves you money even when the price of corn fluctuates
Overall efficiency is as high as 78%. (EPA certified for Corn, not EPA certified for Wood pellets to the new standard, Does not qualify for Federal Tax Credits)
Cleaning Routing and Maintenance of the MagnuM Winchester:
You can make your MagnuM Winchester Stove last by making sure to follow MagnuM wood pellet stove proper operation instructions, and proper venting practices, along with the recommended cleaning tips below:
Clean top heat exchangers, fill fuel hopper, check and clean firepot
Run unit on a higher setting for 5-10 minutes, then reset to the original position
Clean fly ash behind all cleanouts, check door seals, check venting tees
What makes the Winchester different than other MagnuM Flex-fuel Stoves?
It has a new step top design, a new improved heat exchanger, and new burn technology for higher efficiencies. The Winchester has a sleek cabinet design with a step top to give it a popular and unique look. The Winchester is also available as an insert to convert a drafty, inefficient wood-burning fireplace into an efficient Flex-fuel-burning appliance. The Winchester insert is accompanied by a standard shroud that can be installed as a built-in fireplace with your own custom surround. Queen Ann style legs can also be added to the cabinet design for enhanced style, height, and dimension.
What is new about the heat exchanger?
The top heat exchangers of this unit have doubled in size and are accompanied by a newly designed wrap-around air shell. This improves the heat transfer and results in higher efficiency of the Winchester.
What is the new burn technology in the Winchester?
A new firepot design has been incorporated into the Winchester that redirects the airflow into the firepot so corn and other fuels can be burnt more efficiently. The new firepot combined with the new improved heat exchanger provides Winchester with state-of-the-art technology.
Does the Winchester have a fuel stirrer?
No, the Winchester does not require a fuel stirrer to efficiently burn a variety of fuels. Fuel stirrers are offered in other MagnuM products.
What kind of fuels can I burn in the Winchester?
Dried corn, wood pellets, and a variety of other Flex-fuels such as grass pellets, wheat, barley, rye, oats, cherry pits, olive pits, and waste paper pellets can be consumed as fuel in the Winchester. A mixture of these fuels may also be combined and burnt at one time.
Why are corn, wood pellets, and Flex-fuels as renewable energies better to burn than fossil fuels?
Fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal have limited availability and are price volatile. On average it only takes four months to grow renewable energy such as corn. By using corn for heating purposes, we can assist in decreasing our use of fossil fuels and other rapidly depleting energy sources. By reducing the demand for fossil fuels, their cost will stabilize. Burning corn and renewable energies for heating our homes allows us to support our local communities and their economies by keeping our business local and reducing the need of importing fuel.
Does the Winchester start by itself?
The Winchester has an optional automatic ignition system that can be ordered separately. Since a large percentage of our customers prefer manual ignition, we made automatic ignition an option instead of a standard feature.
Can I use a thermostat?
Yes, a low-voltage thermostat can be installed to provide you with optimum comfort and fuel usage. A low voltage thermostat can be purchased from your dealer, or a local home improvement or hardware store. Be sure to follow the thermostat manufacturer’s installation instructions.
What is the heating capacity of the Winchester?
The Winchester has a heating capacity of up to 45,000 BTUs input and depending on heat loss and heat load can heat the average home design in a cold climate. The actual heating ability cannot be determined by the factory because of the many factors determining heating area capability. The Winchester has a variety of heat settings to meet the needs of a homeowner and to account for changes in the outside air temperature.
How long will the Winchester burn?
The Winchester has a hopper capacity of up to 68 pounds and a burn time of up to 56 hours, the longest of any MagnuM appliances. Your burn times may vary due to the quality of fuel, installation, heat setting, and outside climatic conditions.
What is meant by DC models?
AC is alternating current as found in household electrical outlets and DC is direct current like that of 12-volt batteries. The DC Winchester models can operate on electricity from solar panels, wind power, batteries, or a large-watt generator during a power outage. During standard operation, DC models operate on household electricity and will automatically switch to battery or other alternative power during a power outage. When the AC current is restored, the Winchester will automatically trickle charge the battery for future use. The battery is not included.
How often must the Winchester be professionally serviced?
The heat exchanger should be cleaned daily and is easily done by pulling and pushing a rod that scrapes the fly ash of the heat exchanger tubes. The firepot should be checked or cleaned of build-up daily and the clinker build-up removed if needed. The ash chambers and the ash pan should be cleaned every 3 to 7 days depending on the model, your fuel, and your burning habits. The exhaust system, motors, and fans should be cleaned monthly or as needed with a chimney brush and/or an ash vacuum designed for pellet and corn stoves. An ash vacuum designed for fine ash makes the cleaning process easy and more effective by preventing tiny ash particles from releasing into the air and also as a safety precaution in case any hot ashes were to be accidentally vacuumed. There is an annual spring cleaning of the stove in which the auger, fans, and motors are cleaned. Read the Winchester Owner’s Manual for complete instructions.
How is the Winchester vented?
The Winchester has direct vent capabilities and uses 3″ or 4″ corn venting or PL venting. This small-diameter venting is inexpensive and easy to use. A certified MagnuM dealer or HVAC certified person is required to install your MagnuM appliance. MagnuM appliances can virtually be installed anywhere in the home. The dealer will determine the flexibility of a vertical or horizontal venting installation.
Is fresh air required with the Winchester?
Yes, outside fresh air is required and should be connected to all MagnuM Flex-fuel appliances to operate properly. Utilizing outside combustion air aids the efficiency of the unit and keeps the heat in your home where it belongs.
How clean is the exhaust?
All American Energy Systems Inc. MagnuM appliances have surpassed stringent international safety, efficiency, and emission testing. All MagnuM appliances are EPA status exempt.
Can I add legs to the Winchester?
Yes! You can add Queen Ann style legs for more height and appeal in your choice of 24-karat gold, nickel, or any one of the four custom paint colors that we offer. New custom plating options will be available soon!
Are the doors and grills available in different finishes? How well will I see the fire?
The large arched door, grill, and trivet are available in 24 karat gold, nickel, or any one of four custom paint colors that we offer. New custom plating options will be available soon. You will be romanced by the full view of the dancing fire. Elegant etched glass scenes of leaping whitetail deer, pheasants preparing for flight, or a soaring eagle are offered to enhance the fire's imagery.
Who is the manufacturer of the Winchester?
The Winchester is manufactured by American Energy Systems Inc.. Located in Hutchinson Minnesota, with over 36 years of expertise, American Energy Systems Inc. is the leader in the Flex-fuel industry with their MagnuM series appliances and wood log burning Zero Clearance Fireplace systems.
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